Posts Tagged ‘sand’

Agency issues warning but does not close Coast beaches

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for three beach sampling stations in Hancock County. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. MDEQ is working closely with local […] [...]

Judge to hear petition to block sand drying plant

POPLARVILLE — A Pearl River County judge has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a petition from some residents seeking to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Picayune. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30-million plant would […] [...]

Yates to assemble equipment for project in Montana

by Published: November 27,2012

Tags: build, builder, building, construction, contractor, energy, equipment, Oil, plant, sand

PHILADELPHIA — A Mississippi company has announced plans to assemble equipment for Canadian oil sands projects in northwestern Montana. The Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune reports Philadelphia-based Yates Constructors plans to open an assembly plant in the Bynum, Mont., area, north of Choteau along the Rocky Mountain Front. Sweetgrass Development executive director Sarah Converse says Yates […] [...]

Officials want ways to keep sand on beach, off highway

HARRISON COUNTY — Officials are looking for ways to keep sand along the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the beach where it belongs — instead of blowing onto U.S. Highway 90. Sand on the highway is a driving hazard, and cleaning it up is costly. WLOX television reports Harrison County has been working with the U.S. […] [...]

MDEQ lifts another post-Isaac beach closure

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued August 31 after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. Reopened is Station 7A in Long Beach, which extends from Oak Gardens on the west to Girard on the east. Water samples show the area has attained […] [...]

Beach-erosion experiment passes Isaac’s test; scientists ‘elated’

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Scientists at Mississippi State University have been working to find an inexpensive, attractive way to keep the sand on the 26 miles of manmade beach between Biloxi and Pass Christian, and Hurricane Isaac tested their experimental site. As the researchers expected, all of the vegetation at the site is still intact […] [...]

Portions of Isaac-battered beach could open this weekend

HARRISON COUNTY — Portions of the Hurricane Isaac-battered beach in Harrison County could be open this weekend as workers continue to remove debris the storm left behind. Chuck Loftis, director of the Sand Beach Authority, told The Sun Herald crews are making progress and likely will open parts of the beach where vendors operate. Hurricane […] [...]

County’s beach replenishment program stopped due to grass

HANCOCK COUNTY — Hancock County officials say the state and federal governments don’t want to replenish a stretch of beach in area of Clermont Harbor. The Sea Coast Echo reports the beach stretches roughly from Buccaneer State Park to just past Bordages Street in Bay St. Louis. Officials want to pump in sand to create […] [...]

Alliance hoping to start sand-drying plant operations next month

by Published: July 16,2012

Tags: materials, plant, sand, sand-drying, startup

PICAYUNE — A company building a sand-drying plant to service the oil industry is eying an August start-up. Jacque Ballay, vice president in charge of marketing and sales for Alliance Consulting Group, LLC, tells the Picayune Item when the plant cranks up, it will be able to handle a maximum of 200 truckloads of sand […] [...]

Dredging for beach restoration forces another beach closure

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging for beach restoration has closed a second section of beach at Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says dredging can release large numbers of bacteria trapped in the floor of Mississippi Sound. They say it also can cause dangerous physical conditions including unpredictable terrain, surf, and quicksand. […] [...]

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